The Ethicals were a group of five humans who were evolved into godlike beings when in a fit of rage Machine Man unleashed a torrent of energy after seeing a man shot by a mugger.
The Ethicals considered Machine Man to be their father and chastised him for his agression. Then they left Earth to explore the cosmos. 
Quasar would find them many years later among the Stranger's test subjects on the Stranger's world.
The group was originally not given a name in their first appearance. When they met Quasar in their second appearance they introduced themselves as "The Ethicals".
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